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Seal colour SafeContractor StickerFollowing another successful Audit Optyma are Safe Contractor accredited for another year.

Our Certificate is awarded for the following services:
  • Access Control Installation / Maintenance
  • CCTV Installation/ Maintenance
  • Automatic / Electric Gates Installation / Maintenance
  • Carpark Barriers installation / Maintenance
  • Intruder alarms Installation / Maintenance
Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:12

Help for Hero's Raffle


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May 2015 – Optyma Health & Safety Officer, David Glenister, organised an internal Raffle to raise money for ‘Help for Hero’s’ Raising a total amount of £400.00.

How they help our heroes…

Our mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.

The war in Afghanistan may be over, but for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, their battles are just beginning.

We've estimated that, of the 220,560 individuals deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2014, up to 75,000 servicemen and women (and their families) may need our support in the future. We will not let them fight these battles alone.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 14:00

Optyma Sustainability


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Sustainability is a word that relates to the way companies manage their environmental, social and financial responsibilities towards society as a whole. These three elements are collectively referred to as the ‘Triple Bottom Line’.

Sustainability impacts upon companies in different ways – it certainly isn’t the case that one cap fits all. Optyma as a medium company rightly pride themselves in the manner in which they have implemented sustainability throughout the company and placed it firmly in the forefront of the company’s focus. It is no surprise that this has been a major reason for the company’s continuous growth over the past few years.

Optyma’s path towards sustainability commenced in 2008 with a management driven initiative desire to set in place the processes and procedures required to meet the BS8555 Environmental Management Systems standards. The company’s environmental management system has since been improved upon to meet the externally audited ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standards that they are currently accredited to.

Optyma are Silver Award Tier 2 members of the ‘Supply Chain Sustainability School’, and have been since its creation. As members Optyma complete ongoing assessments of the company’s sustainability on a regular basis.

This has seen sustainability policy and procedures set in place that compliments the existing environmental management system.

Optyma’s approach to sustainability is based upon the kaizen principle of continuous improvement. Some of the improvements have led: -

  • Environmental
    • A reduction of the company’s carbon footprint by recording accurate data, educating staff in current environmental matters, investing in more fuel efficient vehicles, and making greater use of developing technology

  • Social Responsibility & financial
    • The employing of staff living local to where the company operates.
    • Led since 2012 to the creation of fifteen Administrative and Security Engineer apprentice positions mainly for out of work school leavers.
    • The donation of equipment to local causes such as MIND and making financial one off donations to various charities
    • Sourcing wherever possible of specialist equipment from locally based approved suppliers

Optyma’s sustainability is an on-going process that is designed to build and improve upon the existing sustainability culture.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 14:00

Apprentices

As a growing company Optyma’s senior management team set themselves a goal to provide apprenticeship work opportunities for school leavers looking to embark on a career within the electronic security industry. Optyma embraced two apprenticeship schemes – the first was for apprentice engineers and the second was for business and administration apprentices.

Apprentice Engineers

The initial tranche of apprentice engineers joined the company in October 2012, and were enrolled upon the City and Guilds intermediate 1853 NVQ Level L2 apprentice course. The initial course finished in 2014 and Apprentice Deeds were issued in early 2015. Some of these apprentices have since progressed on to the NVQL3 Advance 1853 NVQ Level 3 Course, whilst others have elected for a blended learning training route. To date Optyma have sent a further six apprentices on two separate taken on twelve (12) apprentice engineers of which six (6) apprentices.

Since the initial course Optyma have enrolled apprentices on two City and Guilds intermediate 1853 NVQ Level L2 apprentice courses. These apprentices are at different stages of development.

Business and Administrative Apprentices

In 2013 Optyma enrolled an administrative apprentice onto the Intermediate Level Business and Administration Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship was successfully completed in December 2014 when the L2 Apprentice Deed was awarded. This apprentice has since progressed onto the NVQL3 Business and Administration Apprenticeship.

Optyma have continued to enrol a second administrative apprentice onto the same level 2 course.

Those who completed the apprenticeship now hold permanent positions with Optyma.

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